As part of their Return to Learning programme, Medway Libraries are running a free creative writing course for beginners, especially those who are returning to study after a break.
The course runs for six weeks and priority booking will be given to people who have not completed a similar course. This is to encourage people who have never tried to write before, or thought that writing was for other people.
Booking is essential on 01634 337799. The course runs from 10am – 12 noon every Tuesday for six weeks: Feb 23rd, March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th.
February half term is almost with us – incredibly, since the younglings have only just gone back to school – and we’re very happy to be running a joint event with the beautiful new Huguenot Museum.
Hanging Pockets were the wonderful creation for women from the 17th-19th centuries who didn’t have the luxury – or the impracticality – of a handbag. Instead, two deep pockets hid underneath their skirts (with appropriate slits), connected by fabric around the neck, into which women deposited all the knick-knacks needed as they went about their business.
On Thursday 18th and Friday 19th, you’re welcome to come along and decorate your own pocket, and to write down a memory or object you would keep in it.
Booking is via the Huguenot Museum and tickets are £4 per child.
We’re absolutely delighted to have been awarded a £600 grant from The Skinners’ Company Lady Neville Charity.
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The 2015 festival may be over but we’ve an unusual reminder of what took place, courtesy of the lovely Julie Bradshaw, who joined us for the day at Sun Pier House.
Calling all Medway writers – let’s show the rest of Kent what we’ve got!
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If you’ve enjoyed Rochester Lit Fest this year, you may be interested to hear that in lieu of October’s regular open mic night, Seasonally Effected will be presenting an evening of storytelling with The Travelling Talesman who will be telling tales of The Season of Revenge at the Dot Cafe.
We were very happy to take part in Nucleus Arts’ Fun Palace on Saturday, October 3rd. To prove it, here’s a slideshow – keep an eye open for some of the profound statements made by children on the poetree leaves :)
A not-to-be missed panel discussion on the value of local open mic events. Led by Roy Smith of Seasonally Effected and featuring Barry and Sam Fentiman-Hall from Roundabout Nights, and Lisa Vigour of Inspirational Nights.
Update: A podcast of the discussion is available at Seasonally Effected.